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Plant Health Monitoring Using a Turbine Flowmeter

  • J. E. Amadi-Echendu
  • E. H. Higham
  • P. J. Hurren

Abstract

The turbine flowmeter produces an intrinsically safe electrical output which is proportional to volumetric flow rate. The nature of the installation affects the quality of the turbine signal even when the instrument is properly installed. This paper demonstrates that time domain analysis of the turbine meter pulse signal provides useful parameters for monitoring the condition of a process plant.

Keywords

Pulse Signal Flow Signal Volumetric Flow Rate Trend Component Time Domain Analysis 
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© Kogan Page Ltd. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. Amadi-Echendu
    • 1
  • E. H. Higham
    • 1
  • P. J. Hurren
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Engineering and Applied SciencesUniversity of SussexBrightonUK

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